Thursday, May 31, 2007

Friday was an interesting evening!

Well... sleep did not come for Courtney and I until close to around 3:30am Saturday morning! But nothing but fun preceeded! lol Around 8:30pm Friday evening Walmart was raided by two pennies in lifejackets, sun bonnets, with the world's ugliest beach bags! You should have seen those two cuties! lol Slippered football players in Bel Air down the Depends aisle, cookie monsters on Lark Street, and the most amazing house shoed basketball players at 12am on the corner of Bradshaw and Calvine. What a night to remember! MEMORIES!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A quotable day

"To err is human: To forgive; divine." Alexander Pope

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Worship- Chiefly British word...

....with a powerful meaning!
Worshipe: worthiness, respect, reverence paid to a divine being...
extravagant respect or admiration for or devotion to an object of esteem
Once again the doors of The Rock Church will be open for yet another "Evening of Worship" An annual event intended to express our sincere and honorable God the praise and adoration he deserves.
Come join us as The Rock Church Mass Choir along with Psalmist C. Myles Young lift their voices in song. Click on the link below for more information! Hope to see you there! God Bless!

Think on these things....

"For God Loveth a Cheerful Giver!" When we hear these words we immediately associate them with $$$ Money! Right?.... But what if we apply these words to TIME, ACTIONS, WORDS, and LOVE.

God asks for us to be cheerful in all things!

" In whatsoever state I am, therewith to be contect" In the Hebrew content simple means to "Not complain" Challenge yourself and say...."No matter what situation occurs throughout my day, I will be Cheerful and not complain, but give a smile and offer a tender word or prayer."
"Sing a song, and let JOY begin to play along!" a.rose 2006
a.rose 2007

Friday, May 11, 2007

In Dedication to a Mother!

Each of us have one, many are one and everyone needs one. A mother is an integeral part of our everyday being. From the moment of our conception a mother begins to prepare for this life long goal, raising the best you. Our mothers wear many hats, often changing from moment to moment, wife to her husband, keeper of her home, and a nurse to comfort both our physical and physcological hurts and fears. Mother is more than just a name, she is a comfort, a gentle listener and most of all, your best friend. She is a strong tower in the middle of a storm and the fundamental element that holds the family together. It has been said that what shows on the outside is what is happening on the inside. A mother prepares her home, decorating and organizing, adding her gentle touch to the outside appearance with love and care. She daily washes dishes, does laundry, makes beds, irons, prepares meals, and tends to the needs of not only her family, but those around her. She is seamstress to missing buttons and holes in the knees of your favorite jeans. Mother works daily to add comfort and the warm fragrance of brownies and milk after your long day out in the world. She adds her fingerprints to our lives, praying daily for the Heavenly Father to guide and protect us as she ushers us out each day with a tender kiss on our cheek. As children our imaginations tend to lead us into believing we are famous airline pilots, the first astronaut to land on the moon, a rodeo cowboy, a princess in training, a soldier in a far away country and Miss Betty Crocker Jr. But in the midst of the couch cushions, kitchen table, and mothers high heel shoes, accidents happen. Cowboy tripped on a stone chasing Indian and scrapped his knee, and who else but Dr. Mom could possibly come to the rescue. Mother is a tender to our childhood scrapes and bruises and a mender to our teenage heartbreaks and friendships. She is like a warm blanket and a cup of hot cocoa on a cold winter night. She is the one by our bedsides with a steaming bowl of soup and a calming song on her lips; reassuring us that everything will be all right if we just leave it in the hands of someone more capable.
A puzzle is not quite complete unless each piece fits together. A milk shake would not be as sweet and perfect unless the ice cream was added. Our flag would not wave as proudly if the stars had been removed. Just is the same with our mothers, she is the glue that keeps us all together. She is the missing piece, the component that makes us all complete. Without her influence and support we would never be the individual she set out to create. Each story we tell, and each memory we create shapes us and forms us, developing our habits and traditions. I have been blessed with two incredible mothers. Both are unique in there own ways; but both remain my strength, my comfort, the one I turn to when it hurts. They have always been there, and I know no matter what they will continue to fight for me, even if it means they must first lay down their life in exchange for my own.

Happy Mother's Day to all those who have had such an impact upon my life! I love you dearly!

a.rose May 2006
Revised May 2007

Thursday, May 10, 2007

An New Revelation!

All my life I have been raised to believe that there is a God, one God and his name is Jesus. He loved me enough to die for me, he died to save me, and he saved me to live with him in heaven. A true Pentecostal child brought to believe this God could do anything and everything. I was instructed in the one god denomination; yet compassed about by Trinity, Jehovah witnesses, and Catholics. I believed in one God because that is what I had been taught, this belief was firmly grounded into my heart from a young age by my parents, pastors and elders. Taught by example and preached into existence. Everything about my walk with God pointed to his solo being; yet I had only the basic scriptures to back me up. I believed because that is all I knew to believe, and it was the most logical of all.
But something within me stirred the afternoon I read James chapter 2 and verse 19. “Thou believest that there is one God: thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.” Never in my 21 years of life have I ever read such an incredible scripture. I was content to stay with the one line I had used for years, Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God…” that summed up the whole Bible for me, yet this verse shook me. I believe in one God, and he tells me, "You are on the right path, but do you know that the devil himself believes in me. Yes, the one who tempts you with everyday sin, the one who whispers words of bitterness into your ear, the one who attempts to steal your joy every lonely evening. Yes, even the one who haunts you with your past and torments you with dark nights of fear." He and all his colleagues tremble with dread at the thought that there is one God! They have no choice but to believe against their false doctrines, and petty cults; their made up fantasies and devilish tricks. They were created by the one true living God, and no matter their attempt to exalt themselves; they will forever be subjects to the one and only, Jesus Christ! This somehow gives me a greater fight towards victory, not only in my own life; but hope in those lives I come in contact with each and every day.

This revelation has given me a new found strength that on my knees, no matter what I may go through, no matter how lonely, how hard, nor how tedious my steps may be, I have a relationship with someone that is to be reverenced by all, including my greatest enemies!
a.rose 2007

Monday, May 07, 2007

I love the very "thought" of this quote!

"It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going."-Brian Tracy

Thursday, May 03, 2007

This is an article you can not pass up!

Gods amazing miracles are not just for the book of Acts. They are alive and real and being played out all over the face of this world. For the locals here in Sacramento a miracle was handed to them and then added to the daily news. Two gentlemen from my church, John Allen and Bro Danny Walker we just coming in from a day of fishing when a man came running up to them with tears streaming down his face screaming, "I can't find my wife, I can't find my wife!" Bro Allen and Bro Walker turned their boat around and headed out again coming upon an object in the water. There they found the woman, deadly purplish blue, swelled up and already stiff. They took her to shore and 911 was called. The operator attempted to to explain the method of CPR but John Allen would have nothing to do with it, he is such a man of God, and not a quieted one at that, began to do the only thing he knew how to do, PRAY. Over ten minutes went by before help arrived, but by then the woman had already began to cough up the mirky water and talk to the men who saved her. Death had proclaimed her body and it was evident it had several hours before yet God, who stepped beyond death many years ago, gave life and raised her up before the eyes of the witnesses. How could you not share such a story!

Click on the link below for a full story featured on Channel 13 news!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Bored Silly

Well...its Wednesday night and Elk Grove has closed down. All residents are dreamily drifting off to slumber land. Everyone except the Midnight Spa Bandits!
Beware to those attempting to sleep you will be prosecuted. All organized pizza parties will be raided!

I was enjoying a quiet evening at home in my jammies and the cutest slippers. Face mask and whitening strips, working on my writing when Joey decided to come over. There goes my evening...I ran and got dressed and then he gets the big idea "Hey "paint" my face, I want to be a mime." 20 mins later everyones' face was "painted" and we were at the Jones trying to scare them. Try being met with a pizza cutter, its quite an experience! It was just one of those boring Wednesday nights!
Joey, Tamsen, Ayla, Katie, Vincent and I, The official MSBs!